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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Fashion
 
  An Englishman of fashion is like one of those souvenirs, bound in gold vellum, enriched with delicate engravings, on thick hot-pressed paper, fit for the hands of ladies and princes, but with nothing in it worth reading or remembering.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
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  A man of fashion is like a certain blue flower, growing spontaneously in ploughed grounds, which chokes the corn, spoils the crop, and takes up the room of something better.
            —Jean de La Bruyère
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  For fashion’s sake, as bawds go to church.
            —John Webster
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